Essay D. Melanogaster Lab Report

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Mrs. Strait
Period 7 1-9-12

Drosophila Melanogaster: Predicting Traits Lab Report

The purpose of this study is to get an accurate look on how genetics work, and to practice determining the different traits within the species. D. melonogaster are useful because they are easily cultured and they reproduce very quickly. The eye color data supports past genetics problems because it can be predicted, and used in Punnett squares to aid in the prediction. If the P generation consists of a purebread red eyed fly(dominant) and a purebread sepia eyed fly (recessive), then the F1 generation will be heterozygous and produce an F2 generation with mostly red eyed, but some sepia eyed flies.

Prediction: Since the P generation and
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1,6,7 |Total Count |Red Eyes |Sepia Eyes |
|Pd.1 g1 |50 |39 |11 |
|Pd.1 g2 |49 |35 |14 |
|Pd.1 g3 |28 |20 |8 |
|Pd.1 g4 |50 |42 |8 |
|Pd.1 g5 |48 |40 |8 |
|Pd.1 g6 |47 |47 |-- |
|Pd.1 g7 |49 |35 |14 |
|Pd.6 g1 |139 |116 |23 |
|Pd.6 g2 |146 |106 |40 |
|Pd.6 g3 |158

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